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Lance v. Lewisville Independent School District (5th Cir.)

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Recovery of damages - intentional discrimination - deliberate indifference standard - exhaustion of administrative remedies requirerment. Filed July 26, 2013.

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: Fourteenth Amendment - Whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause by amending its constitution to prohibit race and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions. Filed August 30, 2013.

Easton Area School District v. B.H. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Student Rights: First Amendment - Did school district violate students' free speech rights banning the wearing of cancer awareness bracelets, containing the caption "I [heart] boobies," in school. Filed January 6, 2014.

Tustin Unified School District v. K.M. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Special Education: IDEA - section 504 - Title II of ADA - does IDEA trump ADA's "effective communication" regulation when making decisions regarding the education of disabled students. Filed January 27, 2014.

Boone Cnty. Bd of Educ. v. N.W. (6th Cir.)

Special Education: IDEA - whether parents are entitled to tuition reimbursement under IDEA for unilateral placement of student in private school because that placement was the "proper" stay put placement. Filed January 28, 2014.

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